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The eel in a polluted world: survival of the fattest
Belpaire, C.; Geeraerts, C. (2010). The eel in a polluted world: survival of the fattest, in: Barr, D. (Ed.) (2009). Confluence of Ideas: Evolving to meet the challenges of global change. Proceedings of the 35th IAMSLIC Annual Conference and 13th Biennial EURASLIC Conference, held 27 September - 1 October 2009. IAMSLIC Conference Series, 35: pp. 7-15
In: Barr, D. (Ed.) (2009). Confluence of Ideas: Evolving to meet the challenges of global change. Proceedings of the 35th IAMSLIC Annual Conference and 13th Biennial EURASLIC Conference, held 27 September - 1 October 2009. IAMSLIC Conference Series, 35. IAMSLIC: Newport. 174 pp., more
In: IAMSLIC Conference Series. IAMSLIC: Austin. ISSN 8755-6332, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Anguilla Schrank, 1798 [WoRMS]; Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Brackish water
Author keywords
    European eel; Anguilla; ecotoxicology; bioaccumulation; POPs

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  • Belpaire, C., more
  • Geeraerts, C., more

Abstract
    European eel (Anguilla anguilla (L.)) stocks are in decline in most of their geographical distribution and their status is considered below safe biological limits. The quality of potential spawners might be an essential element in the decline of the species since pollution by bioaccumulating chemical substances may have a large impact on the migration and reproduction success of the eel. This paper gives a brief overview of work conducted in Flanders (Belgium) to assess the status, trends and impact of noxious substances in the European eel.

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